US trade with Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sierra Leone

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Sierra Leone totaled $32.4 million, up 7.87% ($2.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $18.1 million, up 4.05% ($0.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $14.3 million, up 13.13% ($1.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $3.8 million, a 20.02% decrease ($1.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Sierra Leone was the US 158th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 159th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 153rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 139th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 138th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sierra Leone

The major share of US exports to Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.33% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (39.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.09% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (28.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.52% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (7.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.18% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (6.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (1.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,882.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,415.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $545.7 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $456.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $298.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $271.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $262.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $59.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,317.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $561.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $499.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $476.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $469.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $180.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $140.9 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $128.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $124.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $116.4 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $116.3 thousand;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $91.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $74.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $67.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $65.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $60.9 thousand.
US exports to Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 545.7 3.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 60.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 65.6-100.00
10 Cereals 80.8 0.45 205.1-60.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7.7 0.04 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50.5 0.28 118.2-57.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31.1 0.17 24.327.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.3 0.10 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16.1 0.09 132.5-87.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,582.5 19.81 4,081.9-12.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25.3 0.14 166.2-84.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26.5 0.15 12.0120.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 9.5 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29.3 0.16 42.8-31.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 90.7 0.50 97.1-6.56
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2.9 0.02 94.6-96.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 287.2 1.59 291.1-1.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 918.6 5.08 647.541.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22.4 0.12 24.2-7.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75.0 0.41 89.7-16.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.7 0.05 3.6171.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.3 0.11 16.820.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 71.7 0.40 548.2-86.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 43.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 865.1 4.78 566.852.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 180.4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 824.1 4.56 367.8124.04
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 27.0 0.15 3.2742.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 110.8 0.61 185.1-40.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.0 0.06 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.5 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.5 0.12 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17.0 0.09 12.436.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26.2 0.14 17.946.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,427.1 7.89 1,165.022.49
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 242.1 1.34 370.4-34.64
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 116.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,510.4 30.47 4,095.134.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 561.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 69.5 0.38 10.1587.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44.1 0.24 514.0-91.42
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 453.8 2.51 1,771.5-74.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.5 0.09 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,492.3 13.78 609.6308.82

US Imports from Sierra Leone

The major share of US imports from Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 84.08% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (6.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.83% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (5.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.83% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (5.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.90% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (0.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.85% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.26% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (78.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $11,198.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $228.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $221.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $184.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $64.3 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $49.5 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $46.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $45.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,918.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $389.2 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $45.0 thousand.
US imports from Sierra Leone in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 24.4 0.17 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 176.2 1.23 137.328.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 389.2-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.2 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 131.2 0.92 114.614.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49.5 0.35 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19.1 0.13 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 32.7-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 37.4 0.26 9,955.8-99.62
29 Organic chemicals 3.6 0.03 6.1-40.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 39.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.4 0.06 48.7-82.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 110.0 0.77 45.7140.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.8 0.01 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 14.8 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.9 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69.9 0.49 24.2188.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 24.9 0.17 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,003.7 84.08 805.41,390.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 42.3 0.30 30.737.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 228.4 1.60 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 435.5 3.05 214.4103.08
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 255.3 1.79 300.2-14.98
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 46.3 0.32 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14.1 0.10 5.2173.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.3 0.11 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 351.6 2.46 167.4110.08
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 8.5 0.06 2.8204.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.9 0.05 5.038.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.6 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 185.7 1.30 215.5-13.82
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce